Guide to Pesticides in Produce - Natural Life Magazine January/February 2004: "Guide to Pesticides in Produce
The Washington D.C.-based Environmental Working Group (EWG) has analyzed over 100,000 U.S. government pesticide test results and found 192 different pesticides on 46 popular fresh fruits and vegetables. At the same time, they have created a new Shopper�s Guide to Pesticides in Produce so that consumers can shop their way to reduced pesticide exposure.
Stonyfield Farm, the world�s largest organic yogurt manufacturer, created the convenient wallet-size Guide to deliver this information to consumers. Downloadable from both www.foodnews.org and www.stonyfield.com, the Guide lists the 12 produce items that are consistently most- and least-contaminated with pesticides.
Consumers who are concerned about eating pesticides can either buy organic produce or use the Shopper�s Guide to choose conventional foods that contain the least pesticide residues. Using this tool can reduce the number of pesticides in produce a person eats by up to 90 percent. "